Newly eligible for Medicaid in Missouri? Lawmaker wants you to work for your health care
The Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City. - Wayne Mckown/Dreamstime/TNS

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Republican lawmakers are again seeking to restrict the Medicaid expansion voters approved in 2020, proposing work requirements for the estimated 275,000 low-income Missourians newly eligible for the health care program. A constitutional amendment filed in the General Assembly this week by House Budget Chair Cody Smith would make funding for that group of recipients subject to annual review, separating them from overall support for the traditional Medicaid program. It is the latest attempt by Missouri Republicans to curb the expansion of the program to working adults witho...